Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fashion fail

I scanned the above image from a full-page ad in the latest issue of Bluff magazine. Which means that it is directed at poker players.

Seriously--who would wear such monstrosities, especially the ones in the upper left and lower right? Are men really eager to spend way too much money on sunglasses and in the process pick ones that make them look as effeminate as possible? Or is this like the emperor's new clothes, and we're supposed to ooh and aah and say, "Wow, those look good on you, dude"?

Somebody shows up at the poker table wearing crap like this, it's all I can do not to stare and laugh. I often sneak a cell-phone picture and post it here or on Twitpic with appropriately snarky comments.

You have been warned.


gadzooks64 said...

Did you see the sunglasses the Italian contingent was wearing on the last PAD?

Clearly they think there will be a market for these sunglasses after that show aired.

Grange95 said...

Four of these pics are excellent entries in the classic game, "Gay, European, or Douchebag?" ("G/DB/E?" for discrete shorthand). Though fashion statements like these are problematic not so much because they make men look "effeminate", but more because they make men look like pretentious, vain, and narcissistic twits. These guys want you to not just say, "you look good, dude", but also to be thinking, "that guy is rich and sophisticated". I'm just thinking, "yahoo".

I think you'll find plenty of examples of dudes with these style of glasses on your East Coast safari. They are seldom dangerous except when drinking Red Bull & vodka, or traveling in packs near trendy clubs.

"The Hammer" Will Falkiner said...

target audience: Teddy the Iceman